Now that the Mayweather and McGregor circus is behind us, boxing fans are beginning to turn their attention to a so-called “real fight.” On September 16, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin–GGG for short–are about to take part in one of the most highly anticipated boxing matches of the decade; well, anticipated by the purists, at least. The pair will be fighting at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Mexican Independence Day, which should bring a lively and vocal crowd for both the Mexican fighter and the Kazakh fighter that Mexicans have grown to adore.
As so often happens with massively-hyped sporting events, it’s being reported that you can head to your local movie theater and enjoy the bout on the biggest screen possible. If you’re looking for a more local and traditional feel, however, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the bar deals that you can advantage of for the fight if you’re in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, or San Francisco. A boxing fight isn’t just about the main event for fans; it’s about going out with buddies, plopping down hours early, and devouring beer and food until you’re nice and buzzed for the best two middleweights in the world to do combat. It doesn’t get any better than that.
New York City
The Brewery Bar & Kitchen ($25 cover)
49-18 30th Avenue
Queens, NY 11377
The Brewery Bar & Kitchen will provide you with a very intimate and homely place to watch the fight. This Queens sports bar has 20 different beers on tap as well as 29 different bottled beers for you to choose from. Tickets are online for $25 plus fees and won’t be sold at the door, so get on it now!
Leave Rochelle Out Of It ($20 cover)
205 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
If you think whiskey goes well with your boxing, you’re going to want to be at Rochelle next Saturday. With 60 different types of whiskey by the glass at your disposal, good luck making the right choice. The bar will be showing the fight on a 10 ft HDTV projector, as well as a 60” HDTV, while serving food til 11 PM and drinks til 4 AM. Tickets are $20 in advance and there’s a good chance they will sell out so get yours today!
Angry Horse Brewing ($15 – $20 cover)
603 W Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640
Angry Horse Brewing is having a Mexican Independence Day party with Canelo and GGG as the main event, so yeah, this is a good spot. The cover charge starts at 5 PM and you can get tickets in advance on Eventbrite, or you can just pay $20 at the door. Enjoy one of their in-house beers there, or join in on the Mexican spirit as the micheladas will flow all day long. The Tepeyac On The Road food truck will also be present from 5-10pm serving up some delicious Mexican dishes.
Sage Restaurant & Lounge ($10 – $20 cover)
6511 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
Sage Restaurant & Lounge does their best to ensure that there isn’t a bad spot in the house with 16 large HDTV’s, including 3 150” HDTV Projection Screens. With 30 beers on tap and a full range of liquor, you’ll have plenty to choose from while you watch the fight in surround sound. Afterwards, a DJ will take over and turn this into a full blown party so you may want to wear your dancing shoes. Advance tickets will run you $10 – $15 and tickets at the door will go for $20 the day of.
Duffy’s Tavern & Grille (No cover)
420 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
If you want to save some money but still enjoy the bout while you’re out, Duffy’s makes for a fine choice. This spot will be showing the fight on their 40 TVs, and won’t even charge you to get in. No reservations for the night, though, so it’s first come first serve; you’ll want to be there early to get a good spot and get started on the drinks.
Boulevard Sports Lounge ($5 – $28 cover)
2645 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Boulevard Sports Lounge is a another, pricier option on fight night. The food is good, the beer is cheap, and the TVs are accessible. If you act fast, you could get in on $5 early bird tickets for standing room in the spot. If you want to kick back instead, a table reservation with a TV will run you just $28.
The Clevelander ($10 cover)
1020 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
If you’re looking for an authentic Miami experience while watching the fight, look no further than the Clevelander. Located directly on Ocean Drive, this is a prime location to watch this historic matchup. The drinks here are great, they boast 20 flat screen TVs, and carry only a $10 price tag. Sounds like a deal you can’t afford to miss on South Beach.
Winghouse Bar & Grill (No cover)
2000 NW 87th Avenue #7
Doral, FL 33172
Winghouse Bar & Grill offers a great experience if you’re looking to stuff your face while you watch the fight. They brought one of the more affordable offers to the table for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight, and now it seems you’re in luck if you want to watch Canelo & GGG free of charge. The food menu is extensive and the beer is cold, what’s not to love?
Pete’s Tavern (no cover)
128 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Located directly across the street from AT&T Park in the Bay Area, Pete’s is your quintessential sports bar and an ideal place to watch the fight. With seemingly no cover charge the day of, you should be able to walk right in and enjoy one of their 12 beers on tap and some wings while you’re at it. They also carry 20 different bottled beers, and boast 22 large flat-screen TVs for your viewing pleasure. It’s hard to imagine you’ll find a better place to enjoy the fight in the area.
The Abbey Tavern ($25 cover)
4100 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
The Abbey Tavern is one of the premier sports bars in the Bay Area. They show just about every major sporting event here and this fight is no different. With 12 different bottled beers available and plenty of drink specials, you can let loose a bit while you watch. The fight will be shown on their flat screen TVs around the bar, as well as a large projector. One thing that makes this place a bit different from your run-of-the-mill bar is that there is no kitchen. Not to worry though, Abbey Tavern encourages customers to bring their own food or order from one of the 15 nearby restaurants; just ask a bartender for menus.